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vicguy
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« Reply #20 on: Apr 8th, 2004, 9:05pm »
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Great pics! Its hard to imagine the CN yard being so busy!

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« Reply #21 on: Apr 8th, 2004, 11:56pm »
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i dont think it would be the alpha street siding as there seems to be mant tracks in the photos.i recognize now,that a bunch of them are taken on cn down by the cp\cn junction by the johnson street bridge.....you know,the OTHER lttle yard that cn had which also had a freight transfer depot...if you look close,you can see the grade leading up to the cp interchange as well as the long ,white,sloped roof building behind the grade....that building is still there to this day.........it appears now that some of the other photos were obviously taken at the team tracks up  by the station at point ellice..........

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cn2220
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« Reply #22 on: Jul 16th, 2004, 4:15am »
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on Apr 8th, 2004, 8:59pm, ENRailway wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Number 3 looks like its either at the old BC Forest Products mill across the Gorge from the Pt. Ellice yard or at the Alpha St. siding.

 
Correction. That's Ogden Point!!


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As was requested here is a blow-up of UTLX 69004 at the maximum my scanner will do.


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« Reply #24 on: Feb 1st, 2007, 10:49am »
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Got a cjance to go in to CPR's dayliner #91, last night. What a mess inside. But to my surprise it is just superficial. Still it is equipped with a microwave, and cases of water. The control stand still looks operative, but minor electrical work would be needed. Lots of smashed windows, but just superficial. Needs batteries and not too sure what else mechanical, but it would be nice to see it come to the island. I am sure Via could use it on the schedule. Plus the seats in it aren't typical, they look like leather captians chairs that swivel, be neat for a first class car...

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« Reply #25 on: Feb 1st, 2007, 1:35pm »
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Where is 91 located?

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boxcar
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« Reply #26 on: Feb 1st, 2007, 10:36pm »
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ayth

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missthealcos
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« Reply #27 on: Feb 2nd, 2007, 2:54pm »
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90 is in Delson now, is it not?
 
One of them was damaged in a derailment(they were both destined for donation I believe)..I don't recall which.


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« Reply #28 on: Apr 22nd, 2007, 6:21pm »
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Here's a pic from BC Archives of some E&N ore cars on a siding, it's not coal & looks like similar terrain to where the original Lenora & Mt Sicker ore transfer was, any other ideas?   Russell Cadotte  Vernon

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« Reply #29 on: Feb 26th, 2008, 4:43pm »
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you guys don't still get reefers on the island do you?

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« Reply #30 on: Feb 28th, 2008, 8:43am »
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on Feb 26th, 2008, 4:43pm, Gun_Runner wrote:       (Click here for original message)
you guys don't still get reefers on the island do you?

Not in a VERY LONG time


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thehighwayman
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« Reply #31 on: May 28th, 2008, 7:23am »
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Interesting item from the Cowichan News Leader (posted on their website yesterday, May 27)
 
Duncan gets a kick in the caboose
Duncanís historic CN caboose sidetracked downtown beside the Cowichan Valley Museum is slated for a makeover to its post-war lustre and you can help.
 
Volunteers and donations are sought for the cityís $20,000 caboose revamp that makes sense to the museumís assistant exhibit developer Alison Irwin.
 
ďItís a good idea especially after doing (exterior renovation) the train station last summer,Ē she said. ďThe caboose looked even worse than it did before and having it tidied up will certainly be a plus.Ē
 
Council passed Mondayís recommendation by operations manager Len Thew that work start immediately. The revamp will make Duncanís caboose one of Canadaís only restored cabooses.
 
Once restored, the caboose will accurately sport morency-orange colour plus a CNR logo framed with a green maple leaf. The colour scheme is preferred among rail historians, Thew said. The caboose houses offices for the cityís summer festival.
 
Its offices will be shunted to the Cowichan Valley Arts Councilís storefront operation on Kenneth Street while work is done.
 
Duncanís landmark caboose was likely based at Deerholme from 1945 to 1962.
 
Its makeover will boost visual interest and the importance of island rail history, Thew said.  
 
For more, visit www.tinyurl.com/3fcbtz.
 
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rupertryder
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« Reply #32 on: May 28th, 2008, 12:13pm »
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Any idea of this location? On the back of the photo it says:  
"How's this for a crummy crummy? Used on logging road on Van. Island."
There's not too much to go on other than the mountains and the style of the buildings.
 


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aprsteamer
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« Reply #33 on: May 28th, 2008, 1:51pm »
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The "crummy" is the caboose at MacMillan Bloedels Frankiln River camp B (probably taken in the early 1950s)

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« Reply #34 on: May 31st, 2008, 2:11am »
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This car was a fixture on the E&N for many years. †It would make a great modeling project; a water car using a pair of steam locomotive tender fuel oil inserts mounted on a flat car.
 
The photo was taken August 18, 1984 at Victoria.


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« Reply #35 on: May 31st, 2008, 10:29am »
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Wouldn't take much to reproduce such a car in HO gauge. Certainly is an oddball. Is the water used for drinking water or for steam locomotives ? These days steamers replenish their water supply with fire hydrants and the help of the local fire department. Could such a car have provided potable water for MOW crews working out in the field laying/ replacing large sections of track ?

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« Reply #36 on: May 31st, 2008, 11:14am »
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on May 31st, 2008, 10:29am, Pennsy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Wouldn't take much to reproduce such a car in HO gauge. Certainly is an oddball. Is the water used for drinking water or for steam locomotives ? These days steamers replenish their water supply with fire hydrants and the help of the local fire department. Could such a car have provided potable water for MOW crews working out in the field laying/ replacing large sections of track ?

 
I believe they were used for fire control. When CP still used the Baldwins on the E&N, fires caused by brake shoe sparks were all too common. The Baldwins didn't have dynamic brakes and with the steel brake shoes would cause fires along the ROW in the hot summer months. The E&N...err SVI still has the watercars used for fighting fires but the car in the picture has long since been retired.


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thehighwayman
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« Reply #37 on: May 31st, 2008, 3:53pm »
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on May 31st, 2008, 11:14am, BCOL764 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
I believe they were used for fire control. When CP still used the Baldwins on the E&N, fires caused by brake shoe sparks were all too common.  

 
For many years, an old tender was based in Duncan, parked near the two-stall enginehouse. If I remember correctly, it was marked as a "Fire Car" but can't be 100% sure.
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« Reply #38 on: Jun 1st, 2008, 12:37am »
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This August 9, 1984 photo shows the Duncan water car of that period sitting where the engine house was located.

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« Reply #39 on: Aug 21st, 2008, 1:06am »
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I came across this photo today during a slide search.  Thought it would be a good candidate for "historic rolling stock".  March 1976 at Wellington.

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